Let’s get one thing out of the way up front — this blog is not about knitting. It’s about making connections, knitting science together — all branches of science and my thoughts about new discoveries (both new to the world and new to me) and how everything fits to make this wondrous natural world and universe of which we are all a part. We often tend to forget that on a daily basis, those of us who are not actual scientists immersed in it, as we go about our daily lives and routines — that we are not separate from the ecosystem but a part of it. Modern civilization has disconnected many of us from nature, and even those of us who make an effort to get out of the cities and “back to nature” don’t often remember that “we are star stuff,” that we are not only part of the ecosystem of planet Earth but of the universe itself. I have always had an interest in science and nature, since I was a kid — and in one way or another it has always been a part of my life.

That said, I will confess that yes, I am a knitter. And while this blog is not about knitting, there are some folks out there doing science knitting (or crocheting), and many scientists who knit, so give them a look:

And knitted science-y objects can be found across the web just by doing a google search, right down to a knitted womb, brain, and dissected frog.   It goes without saying that some of these are so complex that it goes without saying these are not only highly intelligent people, but expert knitters (& crocheters!) as well.